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Large Cabin / Lodge on Quiet Lake

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy staying in a true full log cabin with loft and large covered porch.

This 12-year-old lodge/cabin is a beautiful, full-log home that easily sleeps 20 in beds on three floors, with something for everyone. We've slept over 30 using the spacious downstairs, cots, and air mattresses

A 10-foot wide covered porch provides an additional 600 sq ft of summer living area providing a fantastic view of the lake and the beach, fire pit, tire swing, dock, and raft. Plenty of space to enjoy an Adirondack chair and watch the day slip away.

The beach is sandy, and we have a raft 150 feet from shore, where you can swim in clear water away from vegetation at the water’s edge.

Built in 2002, the lodge has two full fireplaces, including one with a breath-taking, 22-foot stone chimney on the main floor. The lodge has 3,600 sq.ft. on three floors. A main floor with kitchen, living area, one and a half baths, and two main floor bedrooms. The walkout basement has another large living area, full bath, bedroom, utility room (4th bedroom) and small garage / work area.

The loft has one queen and three double beds, and several twin beds perfect for the little ones to experience cabin life. But while it’s a loft, don’t worry about noise from the first floor –that fresh air will knock you out the moment your head hits the pillow.

A grand piano, card table, play area, view of the lake and a small balcony are also available in the loft.

Privacy and quiet are key at this lodge, which is tucked into the woods just four miles outside of Big Rapids, MI.

The all-sport lake is perfect for fishing, tubing, skiing, and swimming. And, with only ten houses dotted around the lake, the water will usually be all yours.

A pontoon boat with fishing motor, paddleboat, paddle boards, row boat, and kayak are all included in your rental fees. (Only between Memorial Day and Labor Day)

We have an active Facebook page with lots more inside and outside photos of the place. Search Facebook for "Loon Lake Lodge Vacations". Be sure to look at the Photo Albums.

Standard check-in times are 4:00 p.m. on the day of the arrival with check-out at 11:00 a.m. on the day of your departure.

More Details

Owner
Paul Hillman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Paul Hillman

We live 55 miles from the lodge. We built it because we enjoy entertaining large groups, and have frequently had church groups or friends up for weekends. We’ve had as many as 42 people overnight, with 20 adults on beds and 22 children on air mattresses or in sleeping bags on the floor. We also have room outdoors for people who prefer to pitch small tents.

Paul Hillman purchased this lodge in 2002

Why Paul Hillman chose West Central

If you are looking for a real log home with a calming, rustic feel, this is the place! You can actually feel the tension melt away the moment you set foot on the 10-foot wide wraparound porch, and plop down in an Adirondack chair overlooking the lake, or in the porch swing. The lodge is perfect for company and church retreats, family reunions, etc. Some friends even think it would be a great place to hold a small wedding. Big Rapids isn’t actually “big” – and that’s part of the charm, too. But it’s big enough – near Ferris State University and small-town shopping.

What makes this lodge unique

Our private dock and pontoon boat facilitate your fishermen's yen to get out on the water. The deep porch lets you get outdoors and remain comfortable, even when it’s raining. We have ping-pong and foosball tables in the walkout basement and a great hockey game for teens and kids of all ages. The fire ring down near the lake is a perfect gathering place for your throng to enjoy some special time together (with marshmallows!) at night, and benches easily seat 16-20 people. Firewood is provided as part of your rental.

Amenities

Big Rapids Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor - toilet , Sink and vanity. Large enough to change swimsuits etc.
    Basement - toilet , shower , Quite large, sink, vanity, two doors, one to garage.
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks, one outside w/ mirror, one inside
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower , Outside shower faucet only
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Great view of the lake
    Kids Room - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Double bed on bottom, single bed on top
    Basement Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Lots of privacy in lower level, great view of lake and woods
    Basement Sleeping - 3 sleep sofa /futon , A double & single futon in the basement area
    Single Sleep Room - 1 twin/ single , Not a 'normal' bedroom, just a single bed in furnace room
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open loft looks down over living area
    Basement Carpeted Floor - 10 self inflating mattresses on site for use
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
This is a private lodge away from it all. Perfect for a family retreat or reunion. No neighbors within site of the cabin. An 80 acre all-sports lake is good for fishing, tubing, swimming, and relaxing.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Large Cabin / Lodge on Quiet Lake
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews
5

Lovely as usual!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. Easy to use amenities and friendly owners. I use them for business gatherings and personal weekends. The best!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Loon Lake Lodge. It was great again and I look forward to coming back again soon!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to celebrate FSU graduation

  • 5 of 5

We are from the mid-west and were planning a gathering to celebrate our daughter's graduation from Ferris State. LLL had the space we needed to sleep 6 adults and 3 grandchildren, with plenty of space to explore outside, do some birdwatching and enjoy s'mores at the fire pit. We were able to have a celebratory lunch with other family and friends with plenty of dishes and cooking supplies. I'd highly recommend Loon Lake Lodge if you are looking for that special place. Thank you, Paul and Carol!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pamela was a great renter. We are so happy our place could help their family celebrate a great event.
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5

Large Group Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My group spent a weekend at the Loon Lake Lodge and had a great time. There is plenty of space and the cabin feels like a home away from home. You can get away from it all at this cabin, or you can go into town near Ferris State and have a night out. If you have a large group, and want a weekend away from your everyday trouble, I highly recommend staying at the Loon Lake Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a fraternity from a university located here in Michigan. I was very reluctant to rent to them because of poor experiences with young adults in the past. As a result, they had additional requirements, reference checks, and signatures needed to ensure they respected the property. I'm pleased to say this is the 2nd year for this group because it can be done. Most college groups are unwilling to complete the additional "hurdles" to prove they can respect other's property. But if they are willing, we can work with them, and good results can occur. We welcome Ninad and his group back again next year!
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5

Wonderful stay at a great property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time and the weather was warm, even though it was late October. The cabin is very beautiful and the location feels very remote even though Big Rapids is nearby. My son said that our weekend at Loon Lake Lodge is his favorite weekend of the year. The Hillmans are very accommodating and answered our emails very quickly. We are already planning our stay next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

We just missed the fall colors (a bit early) but the lodge still made for a lovely weekend for my group's annual fall reunion. We loved the sense of being in the woods, the great views from the cabin, and the quiet lake. My personal favorite part was hearing owls hoot each night while we were at the fire pit.

Our first day was too cold and windy to do much outside, but the lodge is still a great space to visit with friends, and between the books, euchre deck, and boardgames we brought we were well entertained until the weather cleared.

Thank you to Paul and family for a lovely weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian and his group were a pleasure to host. We are grateful for great guests who enjoy the place as much as we do.
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Grand Rapids Gerald Ford
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Big Rapids
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Katke Golf Course @ FSU
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Blue Cow
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cadillac
Nearest Beach
On location
Car: recommended

This is a private lodge away from it all, perfect for a family retreat or reunion, with no neighbors within sight of the cabin. Your view is of an 80-acre, all-sports lake that’s great for fishing, tubing, swimming, and a small beach for relaxing.

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Rates & Availability

Big Rapids Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017 - Early
Jun 6 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017 - Prime
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$575
From
$675
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017 - Late
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
From
$625
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall / Winter 2017
Sep 8 2017 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,750
Flat fee
 
 
Spring 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$525
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018 - Early
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$475
From
$550
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018 - Prime
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018 - Late
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$475
From
$575
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,500
$8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

The Pontoon boat with motor and all other watercraft are included between Memorial Day and Labor Day only. The pontoon boat is offered as "best effort", that is, we can cannot guarantee it is operational all the time, every day as motorized items do fail occasionally. There is no discount in the rent if problems with the boat developed. The Renter Responsibility Agreement and Loon Lake Lodge Laws are provided to you and will be used to govern your stay with us. Payment of the rent and deposit indicate your acceptance of these documents, whether you sign and read them or not.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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